Students at Roosevelt High practice shooting as a part of Victory Corps activities in 1942.

Credit: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library/U.S. National Archives

BPR Full Show Post: 2/27

February 27, 2018
  • Medical ethicist Art Caplan gave his take on mental health screening as a proposed aspect of new gun control policies.
  • We took your calls about President Trump's claim that he would have run into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School unarmed to protect students during the Parkland shooting. 
  • We opened up the lines to you about so-called 'red flag laws' gaining steam after the Florida shooting — these would prohibit people with prior convictions, mental health hospitalizations or restraining orders from owning guns.
  • Food writer Corby Kummer explained how calorie counts might become less and less visible on restaurant menus.
  • Amy Chua, author of "Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother," has written a new book, "Political Tribes: Group Instinct And The Fate Of Nations." She joined us to talk Jim and Margery through the basics.
  • CNN's John King talked about the latest in the gun control debate.
  • Harvard historian Nancy Koehn explained why some corporations are cutting ties with the NRA.


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